Recent Arrest for Only Unsolved Murder of 2016

LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - The Lubbock Police Department has made an arrest in the only unsolved murder of 2016.

Today around 2p.m., detectives with the Person Crimes Unit served a warrant for Lewis Ray Young, charging him with the murder of 79-year-old Conrado Sarate.

On September 6, 2016, officers discovered Sarate murdered inside his home at 2107 Avenue P while conducting a welfare check.

Over the last six months, detectives continued to follow up on leads and question acquaintances. Last week, detectives finally received a break in the case with DNA results from the Lubbock DPS Laboratory. Young was identified as a suspect through the DNA evidence. After further questioning, detectives secured an arrest warrant to charge Young with murder.

Young is now in the Lubbock County Detention Center with a bond set at $250,000. Prior to the warrant being served today, Young was arrested last night for an outstanding parole violation.

This remains an ongoing investigation by the Lubbock Police Department’s Person Crimes Unit. 

(News release from LPD)

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